Williams Perez struggled again as the Atlanta Braves dropped their final matchup against the New York Mets at Turner Field 10-3.
The Mets didn’t waste any time getting to Perez. Asdrubal Cabrera tripled with one out in the first and later scored on a ground out by Yoenis Cespedes. Perez escaped damage in the second but New York blew the game open in the third thanks to a grand slam off the bat of Cespedes.
Perez was lifted after 2 2⁄3 innings due to an apparent injury. He was charged with four hits and five runs while throwing just 35 pitches. Perez suffers his third loss of the season and has allowed 12 hits and 11 earned runs in five innings since returning from the disabled list.
The Mets added one run in the fourth and four more in the fifth off of relievers Joel de la Cruz and Jeb Bradley. The Braves broke through in the fourth with an RBI single by Freddie Freeman that scored Adonis Garcia. Brandon Snyder added a pinch hit home run in the seventh to make the score 10-2. Atlanta put up an additional run in the ninth on an RBI groundout by Nick Markakis.
Ender Inciarte continued his hot hitting going 2 for 4 for Atlanta. Cabrera finished with three hits for the Mets while James Loney and Jose Reyes had two each.
Atlanta’s home stand continues on Monday when they open a three-game series against the Miami Marlins.